Quest for the Best Regional Cooking

Soups, Chilis, and Stews

Light and Healthy Bean Soup
Green Chili and Bean Soup
Boulder Black Bean Soup
Basque Vegetable Soup
Onion Soup Basquaise
Broccoli-Cauliflower-Cheese Soup
Mushroom and Barley Soup
Cream of Corn Soup
Chinese Chicken Corn Soup
Gayle’s Chicken Tortilla Soup
Mexican Chicken Chile Pepper-Tortilla Soup
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup over Mashed Potatoes
Split Pea Soup with Ham
The Alpine Village Chicken Supreme Soup
Baked Tortellini Soup
Chuckwagon Soup
Portuguese Sopas
Spicy Southwestern Chowder
Hearty Potato-Ham Chowder
Potato Bisque
A Cowboy’s “Real Chili Got No Beans in It, Ma’am” Chili
Rocky Mountain Campfire Chili
Baked Chili
Beef Stew with Potato Dumplings
Cowboy Stew
Basque Stew

Pasta, Rice, Etc.

Chicken Alfredo
Dante Blue’s Alfredo Blue
Steamboat Alfredo
Basil Shrimp Fettuccine
Fettuccine with Bay Scallops and Shrimp
Stuffed Manicotti
That Old Italian Guy’s Fast Pesto Sauce
Penne Pasta with Gabby's Fresh Mushroom-Meat Sauce
Sweet Sausage Bowties
Million Dollar Spaghetti
College Lasagna
Make Ahead Macaroni Frankfurter Bake
Three Colored Rice
Brown Rice Casserole
Mexicali Rice
Ultimate Jambalaya
Hoppin’ John Squares
Gourmet Grits Casserole
Spinach-Cream Cheese Enchiladas
Crested Butte Chili Cheese Supreme
Mexican Quiche
Rocky Mountain Quiche
Company Casserole Quiche


Grilled Teriyaki Fish
Mahi Mahi with Low-Fat Cucumber Sauce
Cheese-Topped Orange Roughy
Oven Fried Fish
Zane's Catfish BLT's
Grilled Trout Fillets with Tomato Butter
Halibut Supreme
Creamy Baked Halibut Steaks
Stuffing for Fish
Salmon with Cilantro Sauce
BBQ Salmon with Potatoes and Peppers
Broiled Herbed Scallops
Shrimp Newburg
Shorty’s Beer Batter Shrimp Poor Boys
Crusty Shrimp and Crab Salad Sandwiches
Hot Crab Open Faces
Deviled Crab
Crustless Crab Quiche
Crab Cobbler

Pies and Other Desserts

Coconut Banana Cream Pie
Dixie’s Buttermilk Pie
Margarita Pie
Lion House Pie Dough
Pack Creek Campground Shoo Fly Pie
Un-Apple Pie
No Crust Pecan Pie
Peanut Butter Pie
Famous Kelly Pumpkin Pie
Rollin’ Pin Strawberry Pie
Soda Cracker Pie with Berries
Blackberry and Apple Pie
Apple Crisp
Pike’s Peak Spiked Apple Crisp
Mixed Berry Crisp
Christmas Nut Crunch
Rhubarb Crunch
Strawberry Tiramisu
Toffee Crunch Trifle
Blueberry Whiskey Sabayon
Cold Grand Marnier Soufflé
Amaretto Bread Pudding
Our Grandma Adelaide’s Old-Fashioned Plum Pudding
Peaches with Sour Cream and Strawberries
Strawberries Divine
Chocolate Divine Dessert
Caramel Dumplings
Angel Feathers

Beverages and Appetizers

Hot Apricot Buttered Rum
Chocolate Nog
Irish Coffee
Lime Slush
Cowboy Cider
Thirty Second Dynamite Dinner
Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie
Spicy Black Bean and Corn Salsa
Nevada Rancher's Cactus Salsa
Mango Salsa
Cowboy Caviar
Hot Artichoke Dip
Creamy Spinach Dip
Glen Canyon Dip
Ham Spread
Baked Brie with Caramelized Apple Topping
Pizza Fondue
Summer Pizza
Hot & Spicy Ribbon Chips
Here’s to the USA Crostini
Prospector’s Gold Nuggets
Hot Mushroom Turnovers
Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms
Crab Rangoon
Miniature Crab Cakes
Shrimp Cocktail “Martini Style”
Lemon Garlic Shrimp
Shrimp in Jackets
All American Buffalo Chicken Wings
Smoked Chicken Pesto Quesadillas
Cocktail Meatballs with Madeira Sauce
Miniature Reubens
Twilight in the Rockies Cocktail Kebabs


Spinach Salad with Black Pepper Dressing
Strawberry-Spinach Salad with Honey Pecan Dressing
Caesar Salad
Craisin Salad
India Slaw Salad
Slimscrumptious Chinese Chicken Salad
Chicken Salad Cassidy
Spicy Southwestern Taco Salad
Tarragon Beefsteak Salad
Pasta Salad with Roasted Asparagus
Spicy Avocado Salad
Calico Corn Salad
Spicy Southwestern Potato Salad
Saucy Cowgirl’s Deviled Red Potato Salad
German Potato Salad
Avocado, Grapefruit, and Arugula Salad
Sunny Fruit Fiesta
Indian Paintbrush Fruit Salad
Frozen Cranberry Salad
Utah’s Famous Green Jell-O with Cheese
Shrimp Tomato Aspic
Herbed Vinaigrette Dressing


Gourmet Tenderloin with Wine Sauce
Nevada Ranch Woman’s Charcoal Broiled Blue Cheese Steaks
Steak Dinner in a “Pot”
Sirloin Tips of Beef
Grilled T-Bone 240
Marinated Grilled Flank Steak
Steak on the Stick
Pepper Steak
Corned Beef
Roast, Dutch Oven Style
Dutch Oven Pot Roast with Sour Cream and Mushroom Gravy
Gabby's No-Peek Prime Ribber
Taste of the Rockies Casserole
German Cabbage Burgers
Spicy Bean and Beef Pie
Aunt Phoebe’s Goulash
Sloppy Joe Biscuit Bake
Deep-Dish Beef Pie
West Coast Wrangler’s Camp-out Quickie
Hearty Basque-Style Casserole
Shepherd’s Pie
Taco Seasoning Mix
Durango Meatballs
Meatloaf in an Onion
Western Style Barbecue Sauce for a Crowd
Jealous Bourbon BBQ Sauce
Braised Beef Short Ribs
Barbecued Beef Ribs
Silver State Beef Short Ribs
Porky Pineapple Spareribs
Independence Day Barbecue Spareribs
Pork Tenderloin à la Crème
Darned Good Skillet Supper
Pork Chops and Potatoes Bake
Red Mountain Stuffed Pork Chops
Bunkhouse Pork Chops in Ranch Sauce
Skillet Pork Chops
Sweet and Sour Pork
Trailer Treat
All American Marmalade Glazed Ham
Lamb Stew with Garlic and Pinot Noir
Roasted Leg of Lamb with Raspberry Glaze
Garlic and Chili-Rubbed Buffalo Steaks
Ribs Diablo
Elk Enchiladas
Elk Piccata


Orange Carrot Cake
Pioneer Carrot Cake
Dancing Palomino Spice Cake
Let Them Eat Cake
Upside Down German Chocolate Cake
Award-Winning Hot Fudge Cake
Turtle Cake
Cherry Chocolate Surprise Cake
Peach Dessert Cake
Basque Apple Cake
Luscious Lemon Cake
Triple Lemon Ripple Cake
Pumpkin Sumpthin’
Ugly Duckling Pudding Cake
Bacardi Rum Cake
Sting of the Bee Cake
Chocolate Pound Cake
Sock-It-To-Me Cake
Angel Food Cake
Turtle Cheesecake
Black Forest Cheesecake
Milk Chocolate Cheesecake
German Chocolate Cheesecake
Strawberry Glazed Cheesecake
Awesome Amaretto Cheesecake Loaf
Pumpkin Cheesecake

Bread and Breakfast

Onion Cracker Bread
Easy Onion Rolls
No Knead Hot Rolls
Dill Bread
Cowboy Cheese Bread
Let Freedom Ring Buttermilk Drop Biscuits
Back at the Ranch Spicy Cheese Biscuits
Sky-High Biscuits
American Indian-Style Chipotle Cornbread
Cornbread Spanish-Style
Dried Cherry Buttermilk Scones
Drop Scones
Cinnamon Surprise
All-In-One Cinnamon Rolls
Balloon Buns
Cinnamon Breakfast Squares
Walnut Streusel Muffins
Saucy Blueberry Lemon Muffins
Backpack Muesli
Colorado Coffee Cake
Braided Cream Cheese Bread
Savory Gruyère Cheesecake
Utah Valley Applesauce Bread
Ham Quiche Biscuit Cups
Breakfast Sausage Bread
Potato Cheese Muffins
Johnny Cakes
Quick Yeast Raised Pancakes
Upside-Down Apple French Toast
Rocky Mountain Blueberry French Toast
Fabulous French Toast
Stuffed French Toast with Strawberries
Fried Apples
Stacey's Western Baked Omelette
Roughcut Cactus and Egg Omelet
Khemosabi Quiche
Shorty’s Scramble
Brunch Casserole
A One-Pot Breakfast
Chile Relleno Eggs with Stewed-Tomato Sauce
Sundance Chicken Hash
Breakfast Potato Boats
Marco Polos
Molly Brown
Italian Hero Loaf


Parmesan Fries
Nevada Heat Chili Fries
Crunchy Potatoes
Silver State Potatoes
Virginia City Creamy Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Cattlemen’s Club Twice-Baked Potatoes
Pickaroon Potatoes
Prairie Schooners
Long’s Peak Baked Beans
Best in the West Beans
Dove Creek “Pinto Bean Capital of the World” Beans
Spicy Green Beans
Stuffed Yellow Summer Squash
Red Peppers and Yellow Squash
Cheese-Topped Zucchini
Italian Zucchini Crescent Pie
Tomatoes Baked in Sour Cream
Portobello Mushrooms with Ratatouille and Spinach
Nutmeg Spinach Soufflé
Low Fat Stir-Fried Veggies
Skillet Cabbage
Mediterranean Grilled Veggies
Grilled Stuffed Onions
Hot and Spicy Onion Rings
Broccoli with Dill Cheese Sauce
Oriental Carrots


Perfectly Roasted Chicken
Grilled Chicken with Herbs
Spicy Gazebo Springs Chicken
Poached Breast of Chicken with Citrus-Garlic Sauce
French Country Style Chicken
Chicken Rellenos
Chicken Piccata
Colorado Chicken Casserole
Working Barn Stew
Conestoga Chicken
Gym Rat’s Oven Baked Chicken Strips
Munsterrela Chicken Breast
Chicken with Chocolate
Smothered Yardbird
Green Chicken Enchiladas
Deon’s Chicken Pies
Chicken Pastry Pillows
Chicken in a Nest
Spicy Garlic Chicken Pizza
Miners’ Turkey Burgers with Black Bean Salsa
Cranberry Glazed Roast Turkey
Turkey Tetrazzini
Baked Chukar
Roasted Duck, Nevada Style

Cookies and Candies

Best-Ever Thumb Print Cookies
Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies
Pioneer Molasses Cookies (Gingersnaps)
Wagon Wheel Cookies
Porter House Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies
English Toffee Cookies
Almond Shortbread
Coconut Chews
Jumbo Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
The Best of All Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Chunk/ White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Crazy Chocolate Caramel Cookies
Speedy Little Devils
Magic Cookie Bars
Chocolate Scotcheroos
Lemon Bars
Date Bars
Danish Apple Bars
Creamy Almond Puff Bars
Fudgy Brownies
Pecan Pie Surprise Bars
Marbleized Brownies
Genoa Candy Dance Fudge
Butterfinger Balls
Miracle Caramel Corn
Forgotten Kisses
Great Salt Lake Taffy